Chiasmus in Alma 36

Title

Chiasmus in Alma 36

Publication Type

Report

Year of Publication

1989

Authors

Welch, John W. (Primary)

Institution

FARMS

City

Provo, UT

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Welch, John W. "Chiasmus in Alma 36", Provo, UT: FARMS, 1989.

Abstract

John Welch displays the overall chiastic structure of Alma 36, suggests a detailed analysis of the text, traces the strands of repetition that weave paired sections tightly together, assesses the chapter's degree of chiasticity, and compares the words and phrases of Alma 36 with the two other firsthand Book of Mormon accounts of Alma's conversion. He suggests that there are many spiritual and intellectual implications to this study.

Testimony
Conversion
Parallelism
Chiasmus

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